Learning Your Child is Deaf

"I am so sorry". Don't be.

Posted by Stacy Eldred on

I have heard the “I am sorry” comment multiple times throughout Alexandra’s 24 years and every time I want to express that the differences we see in ALL children is by perfect design. Think about how many young children are out their feeling isolated because they are viewed as “different”. Really? Aren’t we all?

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To implant or not to implant?

Posted by Stacy Eldred on

The Questions: Cochlear Implant? No Cochlear Implant? Positives? Negatives? At the time, making this decision was profoundly nerve-racking for me as her mother and virtual single-parent. Like any mother, I wanted to do the absolute right thing by my baby, my daughter.

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What's the sign for Toilet Paper???

Posted by Stacy Eldred on

We were all going to learn sign language, in our case Signing Exact English (SEE). But there were so few resources available; no story books, no games, no characters, nothing to engage a toddler except a Signing Exact English Dictionary – 431 pages of densely-packed signs in alphabetical order. Overwhelmed, we began planning our approach.

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Happy Birthday Sunshine!

Posted by Stacy Eldred on

Alexandra was born on the first day of Spring and has been nicknamed “Sunshine” ever since.

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I LOVE YOU

Posted by Stacy Eldred on

The Single Most important Sign to Know? I Love You.

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